There Are Several Ways to dry flowers. Among the best ways is to dry flowers with using silica gel. Silica gel is a drying chemical to be used in drying flowers. Using this system allows one to dry flowers while the blossoms its shape and superior color. The silica gel mixture may be used over and over so the initial cost of about $20.00 for a large can is a one- time cost. Other commercial examples of a desiccant are fine sand, borax powder, alum, finely ground kitty litter, and detergent powder. These can be used to draw moisture from plant material.
Remove stems from flowers. The flower heads may be wired for additional support before burying in desiccant. Fill in a box with at least one inch of silica gel. Place flowers either in their sides or vertical. Do not allow blossoms touch or overlap one another. Cover blossoms gently until flowers are completely covered. Close the box tightly.
silica gel pouches dry flowers most effectively, since it dries them in 2-6 days keeping beautiful colour and shape. This desiccant comes in white crystals or as color-indicator crystals. After the color-indicator crystals are dry, they are blue. While absorbing moisture they are pink. Flowers may also be dried in the microwave in conjunction with silica gel. To perform this pours about an inch of desiccant in a microwave dish. Place flowers and lightly cover with more silica gel. Set a little dish of water in the microwave with the blossoms. This prevents the blossoms from becoming dry and brittle. Set the microwave on medium for about 1-3 minutes. Since the drying takes place so quickly, experimenting is necessary for different kinds of flowers. Just take the flowers from the microwave and let cool for 15-30 minutes before attempting to reveal the blossoms. Take careful notes to denote the drying times on the blossoms tried.
Flowers dried using Silica gel is ideal to use in dried flower wreaths. Roses, daisies, and all of the flowers mentioned previously create brilliant and beautiful wreaths, making an old-fashioned appearance. Pink roses and white daisies with baby’s breath, purple statice, and a touch of heather are amazing when used together crafting a wreath for the bedroom. Insert a raffia bow to bring the organic appearance. The dried flowers can also be put upon Spanish moss decorating the edge of a basket to make a one of a kind piece. Insert all natural bath toiletries to the basket that is decorated. Use your imagination and be creative!!